Invitation to Explore the Letter B
Updated: Jun 29, 2020
When children play with a sensory bin, they are playing with a variety of materials + textures which stimulate the mind and body through the tactile experience. Children learn best and retain the most information when they engage their senses. Many of our favorite memories are associated with one or more of our senses.
Sensory play is, quite simply, any activity that stimulates the senses. By giving children the opportunity to investigate materials with no preconceived knowledge, we are helping them develop and refine their cognitive, social and emotional, physical, creative and linguistic skill sets simply through exploring.
This sensory bin was filled with all things that begin with the letter B. Beans and buttons as the sensory base. Objects such as a boy, baby, blue markers, boat, buildings, brush, basketball, banana, bells, bread, bowl, bear and of course the letter B.
Tip: To lessen the mess. Place a bed sheet, towel, blanket or mat as the base where the sensory play takes place for two reasons. 1) easier clean up 2) sets boundaries for the child to know that they can only play in that specified area.